The mission of the Johns Hopkins Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the community. The Brancati Center works cooperatively with various community-based partners to deliver both in-person and virtual Diabetes Prevention Programs. The Brancati Center provides clinical expertise and staff, health coaches, quality assurance measures, program and clinical management for all DPP programs.
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing the intervention components of the Diabetes Prevention Programs, serving as back-up lifestyle coach in delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and supervising coach assistants and community health workers. Under the direction of the DPP Program Director, the Coordinator will participate in program development, implementation, operations oversight, data monitoring and reporting, and quality control management. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Coordinator will be responsible for organizing community outreach events and managing existing community partnerships. The Coordinator will work closely with Brancati Center staff to ensure the DPPs achieve quality outcomes and sustainable community programs. This position will directly interact with the program participants and coaches (community members), as well as public health workers, physicians, other payer communities and referral networks to promote awareness of the DPP and manage participant referrals. The Coordinator will report to the Brancati Center Program Manager, DPP Program Director, and the Director of Community Partnership.
Under the direction of the DPP Program Director and Program Manager, the Coordinator will oversee and manage all operations related to lifestyle groups, as well as special projects and initiatives relating to the DPP Program. The Coordinator will play a key role in developing partnerships with various community groups and members. Other duties will include assisting the Program Director with the evaluation process and quality control management of the program and coaches while proposing and revising processes as necessary to achieve successful program outcomes. The position will provide support to the entire DPP team.
DPP Program Development
During program development the Coordinator will (in collaboration with the Brancati Center team):
Work with the Program Manager to manage community partnerships for implementing the DPP.
Establish relationships with various stakeholders, including individuals from public health, healthcare, payers, and other referral networks.
Serve as liaison, ambassador, and advocate for the lifestyle change program with members in the community.
Work with the Directors and staff to assist in the program development phase of all DPP in-person groups and potentially the virtual DPP.
Work with the Program Manager to adhere to and monitor program budgets.
Work with the Program Director in the drafting, submission and maintenance of IRB documents.
Develop consent forms and other forms as needed for regulatory compliance.
Supervise DPP Assistants and Community Health Workers for delivering the lifestyle change program
Work with community at off-site locations to coordinate screening and recruitment procedures.
Oversee all phases of DPP program recruitment, screening, and enrollment.
Conduct behavioral interviews as needed during participant recruitment for the DPP program.
Create internal tracking mechanisms for the recruitment and enrollment phases.
Establish and update policies and procedures related to carrying out all phases of DPP implementation and community partners.
Become familiar with the National Diabetes Prevention Program curricula and the National Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program Standards.
Become familiar with the virtual DPP curricula and operating platform.
Become trained as a certified CDC Lifestyle Coach.
Become familiar with Medicare and Medicaid rulings for the DPP.
Specific to programs covered by insurance, become trained in EPIC for participant registration, scheduling, and documentation.
Organize program materials and delivery of the DPP program with adherence to a CDC-approved curriculum.
Assist the Program Director with the development of special curriculum materials.
Establish and evaluate procedures for Lifestyle Coaches in the launching of new groups
Help establish the program structure and timeline for various stages of DPP implementation: group delivery, coach oversight, data monitoring and reporting.
Develop a master schedule of the in-person group classes offered by the organization.
Work with the Data Manager to help create internal tracking systems for evaluating and reporting program outcomes.
Plan and coordinate the deployment of concurrent DPP groups at multiple locations within program time restraints.
Learn the REDCap database and develop forms and reports for data outcomes.
During program implementation, the Lifestyle Coordinator will (in collaboration with the Brancati Center team):
Assist the Program Director with establishing the structure and initial framework for all new in-person DPP groups
Consult with the Directors to review program goals, timelines and procedures for implementation
Serve as the back-up in-person coach during the program duration.
Facilitate lifestyle sessions/focus groups for changing eating and exercise behaviors; utilize teaching tools specific to participant populations served.
Deliver and follow the NDPP curriculum and adjust to meet the needs of the participants.
Review program data for weight loss and attendance to coordinate case management meetings for lifestyle coaches.
Participate in behavioral case management meetings to evaluate participant behavior, identify problems, and implement corrective actions.
Demonstrate problem-solving skills as they relate to participant care activities and act as a role model for Lifestyle Coaches.
Supervise and assist the community-based lifestyle coaches with launching each group.
Provide support and guidance to the coaches and monitor the quality of support that they provide to the DPP participants.
Serve as a back-up coach for the virtual DPP.
Assist the Program Director with the development of policy and procedures for implementing the virtual DPP and training virtual coaches.
Ensure adequate class coverage with staffing/group schedules.
Monitor retention and commitment of program participants.
Review program data to ensure it meets quality performance standards.
Assist the Program Director with creating and implementing quality assurance measures to ensure coach compliance with CDC's Diabetes Prevention Recognition standards.
Assist the Program Director with training events for new Lifestyle Coaches
Ensure compliance with JHU operational policies, applicable laws and regulations and those governing privacy and data security (HIPPA regulations).
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Health Science, Public Health, Behavioral Psychology, Kinesiology, or related degree.
One year of experience in conducting behaviorally oriented diet/exercise groups or other educational program; clinical experience with prediabetes, diabetes, hypertension, and/or obesity; familiarity with motivational interviewing and knowledge of the principles of behavior change, and cultural competency regarding the needs of minority populations.
One year of program or project management experience, preferably in health care.
Additional skills and knowledge:
Knowledge of Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention
Able to deliver behavioral intervention specific to the National Diabetes Prevention Program
Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office
Excellent organizational skills with specific attention to detail and data collection.
Able to work independently as well as collaboratively as a team member.
Outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills with participants and other team members.
A friendly demeanor with strong customer service skills.
Flexibility to work with people from all walks of life.
Familiarity with the public health community.
Has access to transportation.
Able to work some evenings and Saturdays with variable work conditions.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see and hear within normal parameters. Ability to move about workspace and to lead group classes. Ability to drive to multiple sites in a timely fashion.
This description is a general statement of required duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Classified title: Lifestyle Interventionist
Starting Salary Range: $18.48 - $25.41
Employee group (Full time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): FT
Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Non-Exempt
Schedule (hours/days): Mon-Fri, 8:00-4:30/ 40 Hours a week
Location: East Baltimore
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